Administration to hold talks with Tura vendors
FROM OUR REPORTER
SHILLONG, Feb 21: The district administration of West Garo Hills and Tura Municipal Board will hold consultations with Tura Traders Union and all its affiliates on February 23 at 10 am in District Auditorium to discuss provisions of Meghalaya Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 especially relating to vending and no-vending zones in Tura Municipal area.
The outreach programme is jointly hosted by TMB and district administration to sensitize the traders and hawkers about provisions of the Act which has been passed by the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in 2014.
The Tura Municipal Board has already identified zones for vending and no vending in view of the need to have more space for vending in an organized manner and to remove congestion.
Registration of all vendors with Tura Municipal Board is a pre-requisite for the planning process. The unplanned vending spaces have led to constricted space on the major arterial roads in Tura and poses problems for traffic magement and health and hygiene.
Welfare measures and provisions of the Act for issuance of licenses and their renewals, pelties for not following the provisions of the legislation shall be discussed.
The Town Vending Committee headed by the Chief Executive Officer, Tura Municipal Board has already taken steps to identify the vending and no-vending zones in Tura and earlier consultations have also been made with trader’s bodies.